Day: November 6, 2020

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Are you ready for an inspiring and potentially life-transforming week?

On Tuesday, Mercury retrograde begins, and this transit will last until November 3rd, 2020. You may experience miscommunications or notice travel plans go wonky, but it is also a time to review your opportunities for growth, and healing in relationships.

Then on Friday, we have a New Moon in Libra. Take some time to get clear with what your heart is pulling you towards and set an intention that states what you want to manifest in this new cycle.

This week’s astrology overview is all about recreating yourself using the artistic energy of then Sun and Moon in Libra, and the emotional genius of Mercury in Scorpio!

You may suddenly get ideas during the New Moon that help you chart a new path that is much more inspiring and much more invigorating. This week, ask yourself what your personal astrology reveals about your natural gifts and how you can use them to live with purpose and add positive energy to the world.

Check your free Daily Horoscope for all of the insights you need to move forward.

How to Use the Libra Moon

Your creative energy will likely not kick in until Thursday, so you can spend the first part of the week focused on getting tasks done, and taking care of yourself. The beginning of the week is also a good time to clear out any bad habits or activities you’ve been attached to lately.

On Thursday, sit with a journal in silence and just listen to the Universe. See which direction it is asking you and your soul to point your energy towards for the next two weeks as we approach the Full Moon.

This is a magical time of incubation for your dreams and it’s a powerful day to plant a seed with the help of the Universe.

For the rest of the week, take action on this new goal, and use the building energy that is now available to you and helping you with creative approaches and optimism.

What The Planets Say About Love This Week

The good news is that Capricorn, Jupiter, and Pluto are no longer retrograde which means it’s quite a bit easier to find growth in our career. That being said, we only have so much energy to go around, so you may not have quite as much energy to put into love now that things are taking off in your work life.

Mercury retrograde usually brings up someone from our past in our memory or in real life. Remember that when something starts to feel like a repeat of the past, it probably is.

When you start to notice that deja vu feeling, listen to what the Universe is showing you, as it’s telling you that you do not have to repeat the same things. Mercury retrograde helps free us from our “addiction”’ to love in that it reminds us to first find love within ourselves rather than looking for happiness from others.

Don’t panic! Read The Ultimate Guide to Mercury Retrograde to navigate this transit.

Planetary Locations During October 12 – October 18, 2020

Sun: Libra (September 22, 2020 – October 20, 2020)

Mercury: Scorpio (September 27, 2020 – October 27, 2020)

Venus: Virgo (October 2, 2020 – October 27, 2020)

Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)

Saturn: Capricorn (July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020)

Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for October 12 – October 18, 2020

Monday, October 12

Sun: Libra – Things feel light which is why we can spark up a conversation just about anywhere. Libra helps awaken the idealistic youth that still lives within us and inspires us to be a positive change agent.

Moon: Leo – Fun is on the menu when the Moon is in this Fire sign so take what you can get and know that having fun leads to more positive connections.

Tuesday, October 13

Sun: Libra

Moon: Virgo – Virgo defines fun as completing tasks and fixing problems, so put that energy to good use at home or at work today.

Transit: Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio. You may notice your gadgets malfunction, or you send emails to the wrong place. The trickster Mercury is going to play its games to keep us from moving forward.

Don’t forget to read: Everything You Need to Know About Mercury in Scorpio

What we really need is to rework our approach during the retrograde. This is a good time for spiritual healing.

Aspect: Sun in Libra (opposition) Mars in Aries. You may feel tension but not be able to pinpoint where it’s coming from. This type of cosmic tension might just be our nerves feeling the intense energy of the Universe today.

Try to exercise or do something to relax instead of taking out your emotions on someone else.

Wednesday, October 14

Sun: Libra

Moon: Virgo

Thursday, October 15

Sun: Libra

Moon: Libra – We are extra positive and curious today, as well as intuitive. You may find that your mind is active and you see many new possibilities. Keep a journal handy to capture your thoughts.

Aspect: Sun in Libra (square) Pluto in Capricorn. This is a hard aspect in that it makes us feel like we have to be extra responsible, and give up all aspects of fun. But, we don’t have to struggle in order to thrive!

Let it go and smile knowing the future allows you to have both.

Friday, October 16

Sun: Libra

Moon: Libra

Event: New Moon in Libra. There’s an electricity in the air, and a promise of new growth. The Air sign of Libra will fill you with ideas and optimism that see through the lens of community action and intellectual potential.

This is a good day to buy a book that piques your interest or start a new creative project. You will get a burst of creativity that can help you with your goals.

Saturday, October 17

Sun: Libra

Moon: Scorpio – You may notice a shift in your mental energy as you crave connection on a deeper level. You may also be playing detective in some aspects of your life.

Sunday, October 18

Sun: Libra

Moon: Scorpio

Aspect: Sun in Libra (square) Saturn in Capricorn. It’s not enough to want to help today because your soul is asking you to implement a plan and take action. This may feel like pressure but ultimately it will help you establish more practical ways to live with purpose and fuel your daily happiness.

Learn more about the Chinese Zodiac: Everything You Need to Know About 2021, the Year of the Metal Ox

Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

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If you’ve reached a 10 in the Tarot, your path is coming to a close — it’s now just time to see how.

Maybe it was the 7 of the Tarot that tired you out, or it was the conflict of the number 5 that really knocked you off of your feet. Maybe you’ve come a long way, but it was actually smooth-sailing overall for you because of how much Tarot informed you of what to expect!

No matter what your experience has been like up until the point that you reached the 10, this is the true culmination of everything on the path that’s been tread thus far. Let’s see what your 10 has in store for you as either a final lesson… or perhaps the ultimate reward.

What Does a 10 Represent in the Tarot?

As a representative of final culminations, lessons, and rewards, a 10 is both a callback to your humble origins and an offering of something new. As you reach a 10, you must simultaneously prepare yourself to start over at a 1, just with all of your lessons and rewards now in your back pocket supporting you.

Given how everything connects, it is unsurprising that we can correlate the energy of the 10 to astrological associations.

In October, the 10th month of the year, we celebrate both Libra season and the budding beginnings of Scorpio season. Libra, the mediator, and balancer can embody the energy of the 10 with its need to re-balance and finalize with meticulous detail. And Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, the planet of rebirth and transformation, is like the next step in the journey once the loose ends are tied up neatly.

The 10’s of Tarot Through Each Suit

We now know that if you have pulled a 10 in the Tarot, it is likely that you’re about to witness, as well as experience, the conclusion of something in one way or another. As awesome or daunting as this may sound, something a little more specific can better inform us as to what end, and thus beginning, that we should be anticipating.

As we look through the Minor Arcana of the Tarot, we will explore what each 10 means throughout the different suits.

10 of Wands

As a suit of sheer willpower, passion, strength, and speed, the culmination of the suit of Wands is expectedly dramatic.

A true representation of what it means to hold onto too much at once, the 10 of Wands is a card of burdens and difficulty. It often manifests when we are struggling to juggle our responsibilities and stressors.

This card truly asks you to remember what has been learned throughout the suit so far — the benefits and risks of planning, working with or against others, how raw passion can carry, or hurt you in the long-term. Perhaps the situation at hand has all or some of these components as well.

It may not present you with a solution. On the contrary, this card is a callback to those difficulties and reminds you of the strength you have collected from them — thus reminding you that you also have the strength to get through this right now too!

10 of Swords

Life can’t always be all sunshine and rainbows. So if there was always a fairy tale ending in every suit, the Tarot wouldn’t be quite so realistic.

The 10 of Swords is where we meet that not-so-optimistic fate. This is a path that has ended in tragedy, defeat, and loss — mentally, spiritually, and perhaps in some ways even physically. As one of the more intense suits, this is unsurprising to see in the suit of Swords.

Remember, though, that a 10 is not just an ending but an opportunity for a new beginning. Perhaps this particular path did not end in a desirable outcome, but it can now be put to rest in order for a much brighter tomorrow.

Read this next for more Tarot insights: What is the Tarot Trying to Tell You During a Love Reading?

10 of Pentacles

The bountiful suit of Pentacles is the suit of the physical. So far, it has wrestled themes like poverty, lack mindset, teamwork, goal-setting, and much more.

In the 9 of Pentacles, rewards were seen and received already. At that point in the journey, much of the hard work had been completed and fulfilled. In the 10 of Pentacles, however, you are able to see what long-term rewards and successes look like.

Often, this card speaks of big-picture goals like having a comfortable home life, perhaps a family, or other more long-term physical pursuits of interest.

10 of Cups

Much like the 10 of Pentacles, the 10 of Cups is about big picture goals as well. It sports a similar relationship to the card before, the 9 of Cups, wherein wish fulfillment has often already come to fruition.

Unlike the 10 of Pentacles, however, being in the suit of Cups, this card is much more about what fulfills us internally. It speaks to us at an intuitive, heart, and soul level versus something rooted too much in the physical. For many, this can be a long-term relationship or a set of friends with strong platonic love between all parties.

When you see the 10 of Cups, in other words, think big-picture and don’t settle when it comes to your heart’s desires. They’re already on their way!

Closing the Book

The path has come to a close, and it’s time to put another finished book on the shelf. When we have finally met the 10 in the Tarot, you can safely say that you’ve to tread the path to its final moments. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re quite done with whatever else is to come.

After all, when one door closes, another opens.

In other words, you’ve just seen a 10… but who’s to say that another Ace isn’t right around the corner?

Need a refresher? Catch up on the other numerology-themed Tarot articles in the series below!

  • Aces of the Tarot
  • 2’s of the Tarot
  • 3’s of the Tarot
  • 4’s of the Tarot
  • 5’s of the Tarot
  • 6’s of the Tarot
  • 7’s of the Tarot
  • 8’s of the Tarot
  • 9’s of the Tarot

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Brace yourselves, everyone, because it’s Halloween season, and it’s that time of year when the spirit world is at its most powerful!

Not only is the spirit world at its peak, but so is psychic energy. All around you are people who may not even realize the power of their thoughts and intentions – this is the power of manifestation, and yet it is something that so few of us acknowledge, and fewer still learn to wield.

There is positive energy, and there is negative energy.

Positive energy is generated by positive thinking, good wishes, and warm intentions. Meanwhile, negative energy constitutes of negative thinking, ill-wishes, and cruel intentions. Naturally, negative energy is the one we need to watch out for!

How can you protect yourself from something you cannot see or don’t even know is incoming? Some skilled in the practice of magic have their own ways of doing it, but what about those of us who are less savvy among the magical world?

This is where crystals come in – the ultimate fortress of protection for mind, body, and soul.

How Crystals Can Protect Us

There are many different ways that crystals can protect us.

Your psychic shield is what protects you from negative and draining energies and gives you the strength and intuition to defer hostile vibrations. Here are a few ways pairing your own shield with crystals can help:

Protection from Physical Harm

Crystals work with energy, but they also can repel all sorts of harm, which includes physical harm. Everything is affected by energy, and this includes the physical realm too.

Protection from Negative Energy

Psychic energy is powerful, and yet not enough emphasis is placed on it because it cannot be seen. Negative energy can come in the form of someone thinking negatively about you and wishing ill on you; a simple thought or glance can transmit it.

You can also experience negative energy simply by being in another person’s aura field. If that person is filled with negative energy, you may pick up on it as well. Symptoms such as suddenly feeling angry or low for no reason, feeling fatigued, and wanting to retreat, are classic signs.

If you are an empath, you will be especially susceptible to this, so it is important you protect yourself, and crystals are one way you can do so.

Protection from Spells

Some people who are skilled in magic are capable of placing spells on others. Spells can be used for healing or hurting. A negative spell is typically known as a curse. Crystals can protect you from curses, and some crystals can deflect the curse to the one who sent it to you.

Crystals are an outstanding tool for battling many of life’s challenges, as well as manifesting the things you want out of life. Read on to learn more about crystals that can protect you from negative energy this Halloween!

Learn more about using crystals in your daily life: How to Strengthen & Protect Your Energy Field Daily

11 Amazing Crystals for Protection & Repelling Negative Energy

1. Amber

Amber is an amazing stone because it’s not really a stone; it’s a resin. You can wear it as a protection stone to ward off negative energies and shield you from harm.

You can also use it as a “worry stone” to help you get rid of a bad mood, ease your anxiety, or to deflect negative energy coming at you from others. Place amber in your personal space, and it will ward off bad vibes; amber incense will do the same thing, as will smudge sticks containing copal.

2. Emerald

Emeralds are Heart chakra stones, and they work fantastically for protection. Traditionally, emeralds were used as protection against magic spells and sorcery.

That’s why today they’re great stones to use for banishing negative energy and protecting you against things—and people—who don’t have your best interests at heart. One of the emerald’s strongest impacts is helping you find the confidence to be who you are.

It restores self-esteem when you’ve been bullied or bossed around. It enables you to resist feeling inferior. It also helps you find your creativity and skills so that you can truly realize your life’s purpose.

3. Hematite

Hematite is one of the most popular, inexpensive stones used for crystal healing, and it is especially useful for guarding against physical accidents and spiritual entities that want to harm you.

Place it on your windowsills and at your doorways to keep negativity away from your home. Wear it to work to stay focused on your job and be protected from any office gossip or those who might distract you and then get you into trouble.

4. Labradorite

Labradorite is a powerful psychic stone, a stone of seers and shamans. It provides strong protection for you by creating a frequency vibration through your aura, enhancing your natural integrity. It rebounds the negative energy of the world and the misfortunes that happen in it and allows you to explore the spiritual realms and your own psyche in safety.

Labradorite also stops you from leaking your own energy and personal power, so when you are called to take on a challenge—because protected or not, life will be challenging at times—you’ve got strong resources of your own authenticity at your disposal to deal with whatever’s thrown at you.

5. Obsidian

Obsidian comes in many forms—rainbow, sheen, snowflake, mahogany, and more—and they’re all very protective stones. You can simply wear obsidian to remove negativity from your life and to prevent you from being susceptible to psychic attacks from others.

If you’re escaping an abusive relationship, or are outgrowing people, or need to distance yourself from someone who isn’t particularly on your wavelength, wearing obsidian will help you to do that. It also protects you while you’re doing inner work so that you can live the life you were born to have.

6. Peridot

This lovely little green stone looks so unassuming, but it packs a powerful punch when it comes to protection!

Peridot has long been valued for its ability to drive away darkness and repel negative energy. It was worn as defensive jewelry around the neck or the left arm to ward away sorcery and spellwork, to rebuke evil spirits, and to banish nightmares.

As if all that wasn’t enough, wearing peridot lessens the chance that people are going to stab you in the back. It brings your enemies out into the open, where you can see those who would gossip about you or make plans to undermine your accomplishments.

7. Sapphire

You’ll find sapphires talked about in nearly every culture because they bring protection, luck, and spiritual awareness.

It’s not surprising that wearing sapphire not only protects you but also plugs you into the universal knowledge. Centuries ago, sapphire was worn as a talisman to expose fraud and falsehood and to protect its wearer from spellwork, people who were up to no good, and even unfavorable planetary alignments.

Got a foreboding horoscope today? Let sapphire shield you from its influence!

Speaking of horoscopes, don’t forget to check in on your daily crystal reading.

8.Tiger’s Eye

This is another stone that has been used as a means of protection for eons. It helps the wearer to see the unseeable, thus sharpening clairvoyance and the powers of intuition and insight. Due to its combination of colors, the Ancient Egyptians thought that it combined both the protective powers of the dark and the light.

Not only does it protect you when you wear it, but it also is said to protect your valuables, so put tiger’s eye among your treasures to keep them safe. Tiger’s eye reflects back the intent of anyone who would cause you sadness or wish you harm, particularly when the stone has some hematite running through it.

If you’re uncertain of someone and want to know whether to trust them or not, wear or carry tiger’s eye when you meet. Not only will you be protected against any malice they might bear toward you, but you’ll also be able to clearly see their intentions and quickly judge their character.

9. Black Tourmaline

Tourmaline is another good stone to use for protection because of its grounding energies. It is extremely strong, so use it with care! Carrying it in your pocket is a good way to harness this stone’s energy.

Black tourmaline is one of the best stones for protecting yourself from unintentionally negative energies. While this stone may not protect you from those who wish to do you harm, it will protect you from those who do not realize they are getting to you.

This stone acts as a goalie for the mind, rejecting harmful energies and providing a barrier for those frequencies that tend to bring us down. This crystal’s bad-to-the-bone force field extends to your aura, blocking bad vibes and allowing you to remain positive in the face of negativity.

10. Fluorite

If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where someone is actively trying to drain your energy or harm you, fluorite can assist you in avoiding the effects of such harm by protecting your energetic identity.

This stone essentially provides invisibility for your aura so that any negative energy heading toward you will have a difficult time finding you. There are some dangerous people and energies in the world that we must be aware of and protect ourselves from, and fluorite works swimmingly well for this type of protection.

Don’t forget to take our quiz: Which Gemstone Do You Need in Your Life?

11. Garnet

Garnet is another stone that assists against “energy vampires” in an unusual way. This stone actually boosts your energy when you’ve been drained, giving you a little extra pep in your step when you need it most.

The other interesting feature of garnet is that it deflects the intentions of negative energies. While protected by garnet, anyone attempting to drain your energy will actually drain the energy of the stone itself, leaving your psychic shield strong and impenetrable!

How to Use These Crystals

With all of these crystals, it is important to remember they are not a “cure-for-all” remedy. Crystals are there to guide, heal, and protect. They are not a magic wand that can immediately solve all your problems, but they certainly help you as you navigate your way through them!

Crystals for protection are best used in the following ways:

  • Wearing them around your neck or wrists (this is especially helpful for protection crystals).
  • Placing them in your pocket.
  • Leaving a piece on your desk or workspace.
  • Scattering them around your home.
  • Meditating with them.
  • Putting them under your pillow.

The stones listed here are some of the most popular and readily available but remember there are many more protection crystals, and you may need to do a bit of exploring to find out which one works best for you.

Using these crystals can really help you to stay calm, balanced, and focused as you go about your day-to-day life. Negative energy is no different from a virus. We cannot see it, but it is there. Since we cannot see it, we have to take measures to protect ourselves.

Just as we have to wash our hands and stay two meters apart from others to protect ourselves from a virus, protection crystals are also a good way of protecting us from negative energy.

Take your time to choose your protection crystals and get to know them. You’ll feel the energy vibrating through you, and one way or another, it will resonate. Trust your instincts with crystals – if it feels right, it usually is!

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Healing

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If there’s one thing this year has done for many of us, it’s forced us to call upon our strength.

2020 has been an extremely challenging year so far, on many levels, for many people. Trying to navigate our way through these tricky waters is calling upon our inner resources, sometimes to our breaking point.

Using the Tarot as a way to help guide you is a useful tool and highly beneficial. The Tarot may not always be able to predict the future, but it can guide us in the right direction.

And there’s one card of the Major arcana that many can benefit from right now: Strength, represented by the number 8.

8 is a powerful number. In Numerology, it represents action and goals. In the Enneagram personality test, 8 is the number of The Challenger, a strong, warrior-type person who pushes through, no matter the obstacles.

Have you pulled the Strength card in one of your recent Tarot readings? Let’s dive into what exactly this card means.

What Does the Strength Card Mean?

There are three core areas of your life the Strength card is perfect for helping with — career, health, and relationships.

Strength is what allows you to focus on what you want to manifest in your life instead of what you don’t want. The Strength card represents how the power of the human spirit can overcome any obstacle. It shows that you can really harness your thoughts to use them for good — both for yourself and everyone else.

The Tarot Strength card is often depicted by a woman holding the jaw of a lion or standing calmly by the lion’s side.

This is a sign of inner strength – the woman knows the lion could turn around and bite her, but she has enough strength to not only trust the lion but to tame it as well.

What Does Strength Mean in Love & Relationships?

If you pull Strength in a love/relationship reading, it usually means you need to be strong to face whatever issue is going on in your relationship at this time.

In the feelings position, it can mean someone has very strong feelings for you or that they feel you are a strong person who can inspire them.

It depends on the position you are pulling this card for, but Strength is often a welcome card in love/relationship readings. This is because it shows there is a strong foundation in the relationship or that making things work is a possibility. It just means harnessing the strength to do it.

Interested in getting a Tarot love reading? Check out: How to Get Accurate Tarot Love Readings

What Does Strength Mean in a Career Reading?

If you pull the Strength card in a career reading – especially the advice position – it may indicate a challenge you are facing at work, and you are being advised to stay strong.

Strength in a career reading may also mean that you are being called to a profession that requires your strength – this could be inner strength, such as paramedic work, work that can be psychologically challenging, or work that requires a lot of patience; or it could be physical strength – such as the armed forces or security guard work.

What About Strength as an Obstacle?

If Strength comes out in the obstacle position, then it can mean that your own personal strength, or lack of it, is standing in your way. You are being called to be strong, and something is preventing you from doing it.

Similarly, a strong person may be standing in your way. Like the lion in the picture, this person will require careful handling and gentle soothing to deal with effectively.

What About Strength in Reverse?

In reverse, our strengths turn to weaknesses, and we may be running from our fears.

If you pull Strength in reverse, it is a sign that you are caving into your fear. The reserved Strength is often a warning that the seeker needs to look deep within to find out what is blocking their inner strength and then take measures to flip it around.

It can indicate self-doubt and lack of energy. Strength is connected to the zodiac sign, Leo, and shows what happens when a Leo is not living to their full potential. They can be like the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz, always doubting themselves and thinking they are not good enough.

Strength in reverse may not be the most welcome of signs, but it is a blessing in disguise – it indicates that the seeker is not living their full potential.

Learn more about reversed Tarot cards: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards

How To Make the Strength Card Work For You

Using the Strength card to better help yourself for the rest of 2020 is easy. There are a few ways to affirm this powerful energy into your life.

Study the Meaning of the Card

The first way is to simply study the meaning of the card. You already have the basic idea, but there is always more to learn. The imagery on the card alone can put your mind in gear for strengthening your life, and each Tarot deck has a slightly different image as well. Owning a Tarot deck is something that is just good sense for anyone focusing on self-improvement!

The more you know about it, the more prepared your subconscious is to accept the benefits.

Meditate on the Card

Another way to activate the power of Strength in your life is to meditate on the card and what it means. While meditating, be sure to clear your mind of any doubts or negativity you may have.

Focus on the meaning of the card and envision strength flowing through your body. If you have the physical card, hold it in your hand as you meditate.

Place the Card on Your Altar

By putting the actual Strength card on your altar, you can help keep that Strength energy flowing while you’re doing other things. If you don’t have an altar, you can easily make one with just a small table, a candle or two, and any other spiritual items you feel drawn to.

Use Affirmations with the Card

Setting affirmative intentions will help keep you on track during the manifestation of your strength this year. Every day, hold the card in your hand, look at it on your altar, or simply envision it in your mind and ask for strength where you need it most.

You can say it aloud — “Give me the strength to ask for the promotion I deserve,” “Give me the strength to beat this illness,” or “Give me the strength to make a decision about my relationship.” Putting your affirmation out into the universe will draw the necessary strengthening energy toward you.

Use the Power of Strength in 2020

Strength can be one of the hardest things to feel, especially if 2020 has been a rough year for you so far. One thing that’s very important to remember is it’s always darkest before the dawn. You can’t be discouraged by life’s former battles for too long, or you could miss your opportunity for change.

Let 2020 show you how much inner strength you really have. You already have more strength inside you than you can imagine, and now is the time to call it out!

What will you use your strength to overcome in 2020?

Related article: A Tarot Reading to See What the Rest of 2020 Holds

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Are there times of your life where you wish you could simply find the answers to your most pressing questions? Do you ever think about how much better you would feel with a direct line to the wisdom of the cosmos?

Life can feel overwhelming, especially when we feel lost or confused. But if you learn how to work with rune stones, you’ll soon find out that the answers are just a stone’s throw away.

Used as a divination tool, rune stones are an ancient tool that features Germanic writing, and they can answer some of the questions that have been burning in your heart lately. They are a set of small pieces of stone, wood, or other materials that utilize 24 ancient alphabetic symbols, each with its own unique meaning.

While astrology is accurate, combining it with the magic of other divination tools can help you uncover any mysteries or hidden answers to the questions in your life. The energies of each tool feed off of one another and amplify the connection to the celestial, mystical realms beyond our own.

The history of rune stones is a mysterious one, which only adds to the magical nature of this popular divination tool. It is known that rune stones date back to well before the Iron Age.

In fact, the English word for rune stems from the Norse word, runa, which means “secret.” Perhaps it is the secretive or mysterious nature of rune stones that allows them to open up our minds and hearts to hidden information.

Rune stones are powerful and enlightening, and like the Tarot, working with your set of runes on a regular basis will create a special bond between yourself and the all-knowing stones. Enigmatic and magical, runes will help you connect more deeply to the energy of the Universe.

So, are you ready to learn everything you need to know about rune stones?

A Brief Overview of Runes

While runes have been used since as far back as 150 AD, they have not always been used as tools of divination.

Runic systems began as runic alphabets in the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon German regions of the world; however, they have also been spotted in other cultures – especially during medieval times.

Runes were originally used as an interesting alphabet that would read from right to left when written – as opposed to the left-to-right system that English currently employs. Eventually, this alphabet transitioned into a system of divination used by the casting and reading of mystical stones to find the answers to a certain question.

Each letter of this alphabet is inscribed on one stone in the set, and each stone and accompanying letter of the alphabet hold a special, individual meaning, similar to the system of the Tarot. To use the runes, you simply focus on a question, draw one or multiple stones, and interpret their meaning to find your answers.

How to Use Rune Stones

Each stone contains its own message or meaning, and the stones that you choose – or perhaps, the stones that choose you – during a reading represent the answers to your most immediate questions.

The inscriptions on each stone represent sacred symbols from the Elder Futhark – the oldest form of the runic alphabet.

Not only do the stones represent answers to your biggest, most pressing questions, they can also be used as a cleansing tool, releasing negativity from the body and allowing a deeper connection to the Universe.

While many forms of divination require more than one tool, all you need to become a rune caster – a person that casts and interprets runes – is a set of rune stones. With your stones and a flat surface to work on, you’re ready to answer any questions that might come to mind.

Read this next: 5 Easy Ways to Use Runes You Can Start Today

How to Ask the Rune Stones a Question

To use your rune stones, you simply cast them: Ask your question in your mind, toss your runes onto a cloth of your choosing from either East to West or towards the Sun, and pay attention to the runes that land face-up.

Research the meaning or message behind any of the runes that have landed face-up to find the answers to your question.

The question you ask the runes is important; however, after you spend time with your runes, you’ll be able to use them without having to focus on your question. Your rune stones will begin to pick up on your energy the more you work with them. Sooner than later, you’ll be able to simply reach for your set and perform a quick reading for fast and easy guidance.

When you do feel like asking questions, it’s important to be specific about your inquiry. Vague questions – such as “Does he love me?” – will typically result in vague answers. Similar to the Tarot, asking open-ended questions will always yield better, more meaningful results from a rune casting.

Yes or no questions should be avoided to get more explanatory answers. Act like your rune set is a close friend, someone with whom you wish to share a deep conversation full of respect and understanding.

Single Stone Question

While you can use each and every stone in a set for a reading, you may choose a single stone reading when you’re short on time or need quick guidance.

Try asking a question, reaching into your bag of runes, and picking the one that seems to be giving off the most energy. Whatever your hand is attracted to, grab that stone. Interpret the meaning of the stone to answer your question.

For less specific advice, you can also use this technique for daily guidance.

Ask yourself what energy you need to focus on for the day or what lessons you need to learn. Then, using the same technique, feel for the stone that seems to be calling your name and draw it out. Interpret that stone and try to take that wisdom or message with you throughout the day.

Three-Stone Reading

A three-stone reading is more involved and takes a bit longer to interpret, but it can also give you a more insightful answer to your questions.

You can again ask your stones any question you want to know the answer to, as long as it is specific. Now, randomly gather the first three stones in your bag of runes that you’re drawn to.

Since the runic alphabet moves backwards, the first stone will go on the right-hand side, the second stone in the middle, and the third stone will be on the far left.

  • Rune #1: Represents the basics or the core of the situation.
  • Rune #2: Symbolizes the challenges associated with this situation.
  • Rune #3: Represents the course of action to take or the final outcome.

Five-Stone Reading

For this rune reading, the goal is to select one rune at a time until you have five before you. The first rune is placed in the middle, and the remaining four are placed to create across the first.

The second rune should go to the left or the West of the first stone. The third stone is placed above, or North, of the center stone. The fourth stone lies to the right, or the East, of the center stone, and the fifth stone is placed at the bottom of the cross.

The three horizontal stones (2, 1, and 5) represent past, present, and future. The southern stone, rune 4, shows a challenge or a problem in the situation. And finally, rune 3 represents the help you may receive to combat those challenges.

What does each rune stone mean? Find out here: 5-Minute Overview of Rune Stone Meanings

The Placement of Your Rune Stones

As you remove the beautiful, mystical stones from their velvet pouch, try to remember that their placement is just as important as the individual stones and their messages. It’s crucial that you are in a quiet, safe space where you will not be interrupted or distracted.

The most pivotal, helpful answers will always stem from a mind full of clarity, balance, and intent. If your mind is distracted by other thoughts, it will be harder to get a clear reading.

A flat surface is important, and a beautiful cloth or scarf laid over that surface will help to keep your runes safe and in great condition. Once your energy is cleared, and your area is prepared, it’s time to cast your stones.

How to Read Your Runes

Just as there are many different Tarot spreads, there are myriad different ways to read and interpret your rune stones. However, one of the easiest ways to get started is by asking basic questions for the most efficient answers.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when casting and interpreting your runes, especially when using your whole set to find answers:

  • The runes that land in the center, face-up are symbolic of your current situation.
  • If runes land face-down, they may represent unseen possibilities or the future.
  • Runes that land on the edges of a casting likely represent people or situations that are just out of reach or may be out of your control.
  • Your intuition is crucial when casting – follow your heart for the most effective reading.

Don’t worry if it feels confusing at first – as you begin to spend more time learning about the meaning of each rune, and it will become easier to understand the message behind a certain casting or reading. Try to combine the meaning of a specific rune with its position in the spread you’ve chosen to get a clearer understanding of what the stones are trying to tell you.

Which rune stone does your personality match up with? Take the quiz! Which Rune Stone Are You?

A Simple 4-Rune Spread

Perhaps you have your set of runes already, and you clicked on this article to learn how to take a deeper dive into the world of rune casting. If that’s the case, this simple 4-rune spread is for you.

Start by clearing your mind and focusing on the matter at hand, the question you need answers to. It is beneficial to take a moment for activities like a mini-meditation, sage smudging, or lighting a candle to clear your energy and encourage positivity.

When you feel connected to the energies of the Universe, it’s time to shift your attention to the questions on your mind.

Ask your questions and then grab four stones, one-by-one, and lay them in a straight line on your flat surface or altar cloth. For this reading, you’ll read the stones from left to right, with the stone on the far left being number 1 and the stone on the far right being number 4.

Rune Stone #1

The first stone symbolizes the main theme of the situation that you are currently facing. It may also indicate your current thoughts about this issue, allowing you to gain more understanding of your own experience.

If the message of this stone appears vague, don’t panic or become flustered, as the rest of the reading can help you understand more about the message of this stone. A vague answer may also represent your own lack of clarity regarding your feelings about this situation.

Rune Stone #2

This rune represents your strengths or assets when it comes to this situation. Even if you get a challenging rune stone in this position, it may lead to a favorable outcome. The rune that appears in the position tells you about fate, karma, or the highest good of the matter at hand.

It will tell you how to create the most positive karma on your journey.

Rune Stone #3

The third stone symbolizes the karma that already exists within the situation. For instance, if your question surrounds a certain relationship, the stone in this position may illuminate the karmic nature of this relationship.

It also takes a look at the situation and allows you to understand more about how you got to this point. This rune gives you more insight regarding the vibrations that accompany this situation or relationship.

Rune Stone #4

This stone is connected to the outcome. However, your interpretation of this rune is crucial in its answer. It’s important that you keep your mind open when looking into the meaning of this stone and its position.

This rune is not showing you what will happen, but rather it is trying to show you what could happen. This rune may also show you outcomes that you hadn’t previously considered in this situation. While the third stone tells you about the karma surrounding this situation, the fourth rune shows you what you can do about it.

You can also play around with this spread and the meaning of each rune’s position. You could try letting the four runes represent four days, weeks, months, or years. The stones could represent four people, four relationships, four seasons, or even four choices.

The choice is yours, as the casting of the runes is deeply connected to your spirit.

Once you’ve started your rune-casting process, it’s important that you don’t become distracted or insecure. Consistency is key for an illuminating reading. And try to remind yourself that the process will become easier and clearer the longer you work with your set of runes.

Runes & Love Readings

Runes are nearly as ancient as love itself, and using the runes to understand more about your love life is always a good idea. That’s why we include this fantastic reading meant for lovers, whether or not you are single or attached.

Runes Lovers Reading – The Cup

Begin by thinking of your question. If you’re in a relationship, your question might be something like, “How can I create more intimacy in my partnership?” If you’re single, it might sound more like, “How can I attract the love of my life into my present?”

Once you’ve set your intention on your question, it’s time to draw your runes.

You’ll choose nine runes from your pouch. Once you have your runes selected, you’re going to shape them into the form of a cup – much like the cup suit in Tarot, which represents emotions and love. In fact, taking a look at one of the Tarot cards in the cup suit can help you visualize what your rune spread will look like.

The first three runes will form the stem of this cup, with the first rune being located at the bottom of the stem. The next two runes are located at the top of the stem and form the base of the cup. You will then form the top of the cup with the remaining four runes – two on each side, which represent each partner in this relationship.

When your runes are laid out, you may see something that looks like a “Y” shape.

Let’s take a look at the meaning of each rune for this specific love reading:

  • Rune #1 – The current state of the relationship.
  • Rune #2 – Your current or hypothetical partner’s position.
  • Rune #3 – The nature of the issue or heart of the relationship.
  • Rune #4 – Your desires.
  • Rune #5 – Your partner’s desires.
  • Rune #6 Your challenge.
  • Rune #7 – Your partner’s challenge.
  • Rune #8 – Your future outcome.
  • Rune #9 – Your partner’s future outcome.

This reading will help you find clarity in nearly any relationship, but especially those that are romantic in nature. If you have questions about your love life, this is the reading for you!

Learn even move about runes and love: Using Rune Stones for Guidance in Love

Runes & Tarot

The rune stones and the Tarot cards are two unique yet complimentary divination tools that can help you along your path, answering questions that you assumed were too mysterious to understand.

Working with both of these metaphysical tools can give you an even deeper understanding of the things that need explanation in your life. Working with them side by side can help you solidify your faith in the answers the Universe gives to you.

It might be easier for you to follow your intuition when it comes to these two tools. For instance, let’s say you perform a Tarot reading for yourself, and you’re left with a few questions. This can be a wonderful time to break out the runes and ask for clarification.

Or, imagine you’ve just finished casting and interpreting your runes. You have a good idea of what the overall message is, but you want to confirm your hunch.

Try shuffling your favorite Tarot deck, cutting the cards, and choosing one card for further clarification. This card may give you the reassurance you need, which will help you trust your intuition even more.

Both Tarot and the runes are up to interpretation, but using them in conjunction with one another can help you feel stronger and more confident about the answers you’ve been given. One divination tool can work to heighten the next.

And because each of these tools requires clarity and stillness, you’ll easily be able to transition from one to the next without breaking your concentration.

The next time you sit down to perform a rune casting, Try setting your tarot cards next to your runes or in a place where they will be easy to grab. You might find that working with these two tools hand-in-hand provides more answers than you ever thought possible!

Time to Cast Your Runes!

Casting runes is a wonderfully beneficial, enlightening practice that will help you understand more than ever about the life you’re currently living and the karma surrounding it. These ancient tools possess a mystical power that can be felt by simply holding them. If you need guidance, turning to the runes can be a quick and effective way to find the information you seek.

Treat your rune stones as your friends, caring for them, and sharing with them your deepest secrets and desires. Take time to get to know them, study them, connect with them. Connecting to and placing your faith in your rune stones only makes them more effective.

So, if you’ve got questions, just remember: The runes have the answers! If you don’t yet own your own set of runes, try using Astrology Answer’s beautiful Rune Stone Set.

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Are you ready for the Sun to move into the dark and mysterious sign of Scorpio? This planetary ingress signals a new zodiac season and new energy that comes along with it.

Get ready for some deep spiritual healing opportunities and, if nothing else, deep conversations. But beware of Scorpio’s tendency to make us jealous or even vindictive because this energy can manipulate emotions!

This Water sign wants to explore the depths of your soul and is known for being extremely passionate. Remember that all intentions create karma, so use this season to deepen your life with meditation, spiritual readings, or maybe a virtual healing class.

    Scorpio Encourages Love

    What we don’t often speak of is how Scorpio really kicks our romance into high gear.

    This week think about planning romantic dates, making little romantic gestures, and take the time to get to know someone on a deeper level personally. With Venus still in Virgo until the 27th, you’re essentially doing the legwork for all the fun times that await you with this month’s Blue Moon on October 31st.

    At that time, Venus will be in beauty-loving Libra, and your efforts will likely pay off.

    How to Maximize Mercury Retrograde This Week

    Here are three ways to use the new Scorpio healing energy with Mercury retrograde this week:

    • Make a list of the positive traits in your birth chart and how you could best use them (maybe in your career!).
    • Write down what you could do to prepare for your goals to manifest.
    • Ask yourself what helps you stay in that intuitive and calm, and find a way to incorporate it into each day.

    Learn more about this popular retrograde: The Ultimate Guide to Mercury Retrograde

    Keep Working that Manifestation Magic

    The Moon is still making her cycles, which means you can still make progress towards your goals. In fact, you might just make more progress than usual now because you have the magic of Scorpio working in your favor.

    The Moon is waxing, which means you’re creative, and there is energy supporting you as you work towards your goals. Keep visualizing and putting energy towards your goals, and the Universe is likely to deliver around the Full Moon on October 31st.

    Planetary Locations During October 19 – October 25, 2020

    Sun: Libra (September 22, 2020 – October 20, 2020), Scorpio (October 21, 2020 – November 20, 2020)

    Mercury: Scorpio (September 27, 2020 – October 27, 2020)

    Venus: Virgo (October 2, 2020 – October 27, 2020)

    Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

    Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)

    Saturn: Capricorn (July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020)

    Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

    Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

    Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

    Daily Astrology Snapshots for October 19 – October 25, 2020

    Monday, October 19

    Sun: Libra – We are always up for a good debate with the Sun in this Air sign. We are curious and like to learn, but it will take time for fun as well.

    Moon: Sagittarius – Adventure calls to us, whether that means going to pick out pumpkins or taking a walk in nature. We can find inspiration through the outdoors today.

    Aspect: Mars in Aries (square) Jupiter in Capricorn – You may feel some tension in regards to wanting your goals to happen right away but remember, slow and steady wins the race.

    Aspect: Mercury in Scorpio (opposition) Uranus in Taurus – There is intense energy in the air, and people may have a hard time with authority. It’s best to give yourself a chance to cool down before reacting.

    Aspect: Venus in Virgo (trine) Jupiter in Capricorn – We want to spoil the one we love today (even if it’s ourselves). This is a good day to plan or look at how you might progress in your relationships.

    Tuesday, October 20

    Sun: Libra

    Moon: Sagittarius

    Wednesday, October 21

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Capricorn – We are hyper-focused on work and able to get a lot done. It’s also a good day to show loyalty to your friends by checking in on them.

    Aspect: Venus in Virgo (trine) Pluto in Capricorn – Our love lives can more easily align with our work goals today. We may suddenly see how we can have both our goals and our fun.

    Ingress: Sun enters Scorpio – It’s time to enter into the darker aspects of our psyche in order to see what has been pushed down and bring it to the surface. This is a great time to get in touch with your true desires or to study something in-depth.

    You can bond with people during this time by talking about inner desires or just bond over a good pumpkin carving session.

    Don’t forget to catch up on: Venus in Virgo Love Horoscopes: Love The Little Things

    Thursday, October 22

    Sun: Scorpio – It’s time to get in touch with our fears, so they no longer control us. For some, that might mean watching scary movies, and for others, it could be studying philosophy, psychology, or dealing with your own skeletons in a practical way.

    Moon: Capricorn

    Friday, October 23

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Capricorn

    Saturday, October 24

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Aquarius – We feel connected to our global community today and compelled to take part in making sure we are progressing as a whole. This is a good day to unwind with comedy or go somewhere you’ve never been to.

    Sunday, October 25

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Aquarius

    What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!

    Keep track of the stars with: Your Monthly Astrology Transits October 2020

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    The excitement, passion, and sensual overcast of Scorpio season are arguably unparalleled by any of its zodiac counterparts! If you thought you were ready for it, you might want to think again — after all, is there anyone truly ready for the surprises that Scorpio energy can bring?

    Whether or not you seem to ease into the heat and wildcard energy of Scorpio season with comfort or find yourself incredibly overwhelmed, Scorpio energy has the capacity to affect everyone with vigor and intensity — whether you yourself are a Scorpio or not.

    This is why preparing for sensual Scorpio season and having a variety of tools in your self-care arsenal can make all the difference for how you can handle this mysterious time of year.

    Read on, let’s unpack this Scorpio season, as well as some simple yet effective affirmations, to make sure we all have our ducks in a row!

    What is Scorpio Energy?

    Deep, contemplative, mysterious, and intuitive, Scorpio’s emotional landscape certainly speaks to what it means to hail from a Water element. With its Fixed nature, Scorpio can easily “fixate” on anyone or anything for a prolonged period of time — with an added passion and vigor that any Water elemental is well-acquainted with.

    This combination of characteristics creates a melting pot of passion and power, but it can also quickly deteriorate into obsessive energy if we’re not careful with it.

    The key to a successful Scorpio season is channeling its dedication into something worthwhile and long-term, rather than getting caught up in an eternal emotional whirlwind. And with this, affirmations can help set us up for success!

    Where is Scorpio in your birth chart? Find out with your free birth chart reading.

    10 Essential Affirmations for Spicy Scorpio Season

    1. My Ambitions are Worthwhile & Powerful

    Not everyone may understand the drive and willpower that comes from within a Scorpio spirit. However, Scorpio energy can be incredibly powerful and rewarding for everyone once it is healthily embraced and directed accordingly.

    This affirmation empowers you to foster what is important to you and put you in the first mindset necessary to make any initial steps of action.

    2. My Emotions Empower & Strengthen Me

    It can be difficult to grapple with intense emotions in any season, but Scorpio season easily accentuates this struggle and sometimes can either make or break how you feel at the end of the year.

    Instead of attempting to suppress or ignore your emotions, this affirmation acknowledges what may be going on in your emotional landscape while also making them a point of power rather than weakness to you.

    3. I Embrace My Intuitive & Psychic Senses

    We all have varying levels of intuition already innately within us, but psychic and intuitive senses are all heightened during Scorpio season.

    This affirmation empowers these skills and helps you step into your own intuition with ease and comfort! Be ready to receive, understand, and use your intuitive insights.

    4. When I Could Obsess, I Release Instead

    If you’ve ever come into contact with a Scorpio or you yourself have even a single Scorpio placement, you’ll be very familiar with how easily Scorpio energy can turn to emotional and mental obsessions.

    This affirmation catches this tendency upfront and encourages you to release obsessive thoughts or tendencies whenever they arise.

    5. My Quirks & Uniqueness are Incredible Assets

    Sometimes it can be lonely to inhabit Scorpio energy. Whether you are a Scorpio yourself or not, being in Scorpio season easily accentuates what makes you different and a little more “out there,” as Scorpio rules over matters like the occult and all things hidden.

    Use this affirmation when you need a reminder of what makes you great, even if at the moment you feel a little out of place.

    Learn more about Scorpio and what this new zodiac season brings: How to Prepare for Scorpio Season

    6. I Use My Emotional Intelligence With Good Intentions

    Much like all other Water signs, Scorpios are keenly in tune with not only their own emotional worlds but everyone else’s as well. This kind of emotional intelligence can be easily used for the greater good and help just about anyone.

    However, Scorpios can sometimes sport a bit of a loner quality and be hesitant to speak up unless prompted. This affirmation ensures that your skills will be put to use when they are meant to!

    7. I Trust in Divine Timing

    The past and the future are intriguing topics of pondering and deep thinking, so it’s not surprising that Scorpio energy often prompts our minds to wander there.

    That being said, sometimes what is more necessary is to live life presently and enjoy what is right in front of us. Use this affirmation regularly throughout Scorpio season to keep yourself grounded in the present day and trust that you are where you are meant to be.

    8. I Foster Vulnerability With Myself & Others

    Sometimes Scorpio energy manifests into a lot of solo time. As powerful as this can be, this also makes emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual vulnerability with others a bit more difficult during Scorpio season.

    Whether it’s being open and honest with yourself or with another loved one, this affirmation will help you feel more comfortable with opening up and remaining real during such an intense and passionate time of the year.

    9. I Am Resilient & Strong

    There is a level of fortitude and internal strength within Scorpios that often goes unrecognized due to their often introverted and stoic external vibe.

    This is an experience that many people, Scorpio or otherwise, can probably relate to. Sometimes our strength and willpower simply fly under the radar, so this affirmation calls us back to remembering our real power and affirming what we have overcome.

    10. I Am Enchanting, Beautiful, & Powerful

    The mystery and unique quality of Scorpio energy can resonate within us all a little differently, but undoubtedly it can enhance our appeal and help our gorgeous inner world glow through our skin. There’s a reason why Scorpios have a special kind of seductive beauty to them!

    There’s nothing wrong with stepping into and embracing this part of you more actively, and this final affirmation is simple but can channel well-deserved confidence for you during Scorpio season.

    Taking Advantage of Affirmations

    As 2020 begins to come to a close, it becomes all the more important that we finish strong. However, sometimes it might feel like the stars’ energies are amping up the pressure rather than giving us a break!

    Scorpio season can easily be intense and overwhelming, but effective affirmations remind you of how you can go with the grain and channel that energy rather than fight against it and face an uphill battle.

    Repeat these affirmations throughout Scorpio season, whether in front of a mirror, placed around the house and easy to read, or other creative means to integrate them into your life!

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    Who says love is only in the air at springtime? There’s plenty of opportunity to be treated to romance in the autumn, too—hayrides, bonfires, tailgating, and the spooky spirits at Halloween.

    Even if you’re spending this Halloween inside, there are many opportunities for connecting to a new love in a platonic or romantic way. When the witching hour strikes and the masks come off, will your mate be a match or a monster?

    Don’t be scared – let’s take a quick look at the stars to find out!

    Aries

    This is a great time for you to focus on home and family, Aries. Compromise is highlighted, and you may find new friendships coming your way. Romance won’t be dramatic, but it will be steady—and that applies whether you’re looking for love or in a committed relationship already. There could be some bumps, sure, but that’s just life. You’ll be able to weather them easily if you don’t overreact to them.

    Jupiter is throwing good energy across the zodiac into your sign; all the same, try not to draw unnecessary attention your way. People like you for who you are, so let that be enough. If you’re already in a relationship, try something a bit outrageous to spice things up a bit. It’s not just trick-or-treaters who can wear costumes to conjure up squeals of delight!

    Taurus

    Things have been going your way for a while now, and you’ll need to take care that you’re not overwhelmed by all the opportunities around you. Teamwork is the key, and your social life looks to be on the upswing over Halloween. You’re in a pretty good position, but watch that you don’t get too stubborn, as Taureans are known to do. Digging in your heels and wanting your own way—even if it is a good way—will not win you any favors. Don’t lose your momentum, but do learn a bit of give and take. Delays jeopardize you reaching your goals, so cultivate patience but keep moving!

    Oh, Taurus, you always do have to try to do things the hard way, don’t you? Never fear. Venus is your ruling planet, and it is also the planet of love! Venus is your friend and will stay your ally throughout this season. This can help you to appear more alluring and attractive to potential partners. Things could get quite deep come mid-November. A friendship could deepen, or a current relationship evolve into the next step of commitment.

    Discover: Your Guilty Pleasure Based on Your Zodiac Sign

    Gemini

    Some may think you’re a big flirt – but there’s more to you than meets the eye. The Mercury retrograde bouncing around has not been particularly kind to you, dear Gemini, and you’re going to have to mind your manners if you want to turn things around over Halloween. You’re going to be tempted to dwell on the past: don’t. You might feel alone and vulnerable, but you aren’t. You’re just licking your wounds and nursing your hurt. Hard truths have been exposed, and it’s going to take a while to get through this bumpy period. Solitude is the clue to healing—even if you’re currently in a partnership.

    Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and when that chappie turns retrograde, we tend to give him a hard time. Mercury will be retrograde for a majority of October. Double-check all your plans so that this trickster doesn’t leave you stranded. Be careful of your words, too, and don’t say what you don’t mean. Try to be patient with the other ghouls and goblins; they may just be having a bad Mercury! If you turn this to your advantage, though, you could have a ‘meeting of the minds’ with someone magical, so don’t let Mercury meddle with your potential for passion!

    Cancer

    Things bode well for you as far as romance is concerned, but don’t let yourself get too distracted. Leave what’s no longer working, for it will make room for more appropriate people and situations to come into your life. Don’t get drawn into gossip or hearsay or someone else’s drama—and it will be easy for them to manipulate you into doing so if you let down your guard. You can be incredibly productive, and that applies to your relationships too. Take things steady and calm and watch for those who are envious or jealous. It’s okay to cut what’s not working from your life—in fact, this is a great month to do it.

    For you, dear Cancerians, October has probably been a month of reflection, rather than dynamic action. All of that could be about to change though, as the energies of the eclipse on the 23rd can bring you a new beginning when it comes to romance.his could be an intriguing new partner, or it could be you see someone already in your life with new eyes. Venus and the Sun in close quarters mean that love is touching the very essence of who you are.

    Which costume should your zodiac sign wear? Your Halloween costume inspiration is waiting for you.

    Leo

    Romance isn’t as important for Leos this season as finances are. Do not rush into any contracts, no matter how good they initially sound. It’s time for you to get second opinions. Things are set to get very confusing very fast. However, where love is concerned, they seem to just kind of plod along. Make sure that you’re not too aloof, or not too needy for attention. If you’re single, you may well meet someone who feels like it was just destined to be. The stars are aligned for ‘soul mate’ type of encounters—but remember that soul mates don’t always stack up to be life mates. Even if you’re happily committed, someone unique could bring something bewitching into your life.

    Leo, we all know you’re a charmer, but your allure is even stronger as the season of spooks approaches. Your planet—the Sun—enters into Scorpio on the 23rd, so make sure that your masks are off and your charisma is glowing. You can attract all kinds of attention, and who knows where it may lead! You’re naturally charming and willing to please others, and with Jupiter transiting through your natal sign at the moment, you really could have the golden touch. Just makes sure that you only pursue what—or who—you want, and guard against complacency. Things may go so well that you feel that you can stop making the effort, when in fact, it’s time to turn up the heat!

    Virgo

    This is a pretty calm and quiet time for you, and you’ll be able to reflect on the turmoil of the previous month and decide where you want to go next. There’s not a lot of difficulty in the skies for you, but don’t go looking for trouble or you’ll be sure to find it! When it comes to Virgos and romance, there will be some gentle nudges—whether you’re single or taken. If you’re looking for love, you’ll see some synchronicity that will lead you into the right arena to find it. If you’re with someone, your relationship can deepen. Just pay attention to the way that people treat you—actions always speak louder than words.

    Venus is giving you a helping hand over Halloween, dear Virgo, opening the door for romance, perhaps with someone right in your own neighborhood, someone you’ve previously overlooked! It’s time to listen to others, and pay attention to detail—and you’re very good at doing that. Relationships are charming, now, even though they may not be long-lasting. It’s time for you just to enjoy the treats of the day, rather than worrying about what tricks might be waiting tomorrow. Keep the lines of communication open, and take a light-hearted approach to romance, at least for now.

    Libra

    Minor disappointments and disruptions could bring you more tricks than treats over Halloween, but the thing to keep in mind is that they’re minor. They don’t need to be huge dramas unless you lose your cool and allow them to get the better of you. A Libra’s social life is particularly full during the spooky season, but that also means that there are more opportunities for booboos, too. Don’t expect too much of others; they’re always going to have the potential to let you down. This is a time when you need to treat yourself to your own sweets, and not be a people-pleaser to others.

    Your treat could be reconnecting with someone from your past. It’s very important that you stay true to the sign of the scales and keep things balanced should this occur. Your path to romance strengthens with your creative endeavors over the Halloween period, so don’t be frightened to let people see who you truly are. When you turn on that bewitching allure, you can’t help but be a treat in the eyes of your suitors. This could very well be a time for you to treat yourself to sensual pleasures!

    Scorpio

    It’s your time to shine. Scorpio! After the challenges you experienced earlier this autumn, you’ll be ready for smoother sailing, and this is just what Halloween looks to bring you. You’ll have opportunities to get closer to your goals, but don’t work too hard, or you’ll find yourself getting disillusioned again. Yes, there’s a long way to go, but look how far you’ve come! This energy favors those who are already attached more than it does single Scorpios, however, even those of you looking for love have a chance to find it. Look for an intellectual connection, and let the feeling factor follow.

    The sign of the scorpion feels things deeply, passionately, and as the Sun moves into your sign on the 23rd, those feelings are very likely to intensify. Relationships—new or existing—are likely to be dramatic, ardent, and incredibly gratifying. Turn on your charm, and let people see the depth of who you truly are. You’re just the treat that someone is waiting for. It doesn’t have to get complicated unless you want it to.

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    Sagittarius

    This is a season where relationships are highlighted for you, and dropping the folks who no longer serve a purpose in your life isn’t a bad idea at all. Sagittarius, you have to look at quality, not quantity. Stay focused on your long-term goals and don’t get distracted by smooth talk and empty promises. There has to be equal give and take, and if people are taking to much, then they need to be history. Be impulsive, be fun, be a bit daring. Existing relationships will be put to the test. Choose your battles wisely, and make sure that you only keep the people in your life who pass the test.

    You may choose to withdraw behind your mask this Halloween, due to the Sun moves into Scorpio. Here’s a paradox: this energy could bring you the kind of relationships you’ve been seeking, but you may not be in the mood to make the effort to sustain them. This is a time for you to focus on treating yourself, let others see the goodies of your natural kindness and your optimism. Don’t force intimacy if you don’t feel up to it.

    Capricorn

    You’re in for a treat over Halloween, for the spirits see set to send some fun and frivolity into your usually reserved ways. The stars are aligned to bring you some treats and good fortune, and you’ll have a clear head with which to consider how you wish to proceed. Your love life also looks set to evolve; once again, if you’re with someone then expect things to deepen, and if you’re single, expect to meet interesting people. Of course, to meet folks you have to socialize; fortunately, the planets are positive when it comes to participating in pleasant activities.

    If ever there was a time for the old goat to partake in some hilarity, it’s now. You’re not as stubborn and fixed as you would have people believe, Capricorn, and now is the time for you to indulge in a bit of mischief and merriment. You’re unique, and it’s time to celebrate that. People will notice, and are likely to be very warm and accepting of you. Relationships started over the Halloween holidays might not come to much, they have the potential to bring you great memories and lasting friendships.

    Aquarius

    Jupiter is throwing positive energy into your sign for the next year, Aquarius. If you get a chance to attend a Halloween event, do so! Networking and socializing are highlighted, and there’s a good vibe here for both love and luck. You may meet someone who can help your career, your personal life, or even a potential romantic partner. Folks gravitate to you and tend to agree with you now, but don’t get too confident because of this—no one likes a showoff!

    This is not the time for the water-bearer to hide under a mask or a facade! If you want to get noticed, you have to let your light shine. Of course, originality is nothing new to you, but it’s time to celebrate that uniqueness and let others see what they’re missing. This is also a great time for you to throw yourself into plans and projects that boost your confidence. You want someone to notice you, and now is the time that it could happen. Set aside your insecurities, and open the door to romance.

    Pisces

    Dear, dreamy Pisces, it’s going to be so easy for you to miss opportunities during the spooky season, because you get too distracted too quickly! Positive energy abounds and flows your way, but you’ll miss it if you’re head is stuck in the clouds or your heart is stuck in the past. Whether you’re single or taken, love is definitely in the air—but you mustn’t be lazy! You’re going to have to put some effort into pursuing what (and who) you want. Keep work separate, avoid office romances, and stay true to your heart’s desires. You’ll be glad you did by the time Thanksgiving rolls around!

    You always have one foot in the other realms, Pisces, and this time of year the veil is the thinnest. You’re likely to find that you feel even more intuitive than you usually do. Relax into it, and let it lead you to the sweets that await you. This is a time for you to share your philosophies and your spiritual path with others who show interest, for it could very well spark a relationship that transcends the physical.

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    Conclusion

    So, how full is your candy dish going to be this year?

    Before you rush out in the quickest disguise you can create, though, remember that first impressions count. If you’re already with someone, then a well-considered couples costume could bring you closer together. If you’re single and looking, then you want to make an impact. Let your costume be an extension of who you are, and where your passion lies. Let it make a bold statement to others, and take you a little bit outside your comfort zone.

    With the Sun entering into passionate Scorpio, there’s every opportunity to fill your Halloween goody bag with lots of romantic treats.

    Read this next: Which Halloween Candy are You? Based on Your Zodiac Sign.

    * Editor’s note: This article was previously published on October 28th, 2014 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.

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    As we finally move out of Mercury retrograde, we are marching directly into a month where more retrogrades will end, and eclipse season will begin!

    This week’s astrology overview is going to feel like a refreshing opening as you can finally see things moving forward when Mercury stations direct on Tuesday, November 3rd. The good news is, the hardest part of your 2020 forecast is behind you!

    Get ready for a positive turn.

    The waning Moon this week welcomes you to close the chapters in your life that have overstayed their welcome. You’re becoming a wise one dear lightworker, and your old habits are a dying breed.

    Spend some time in meditation this week, possibly in nature, connecting to the new you that has been birthing this year.

    Don’t forget to catch up on: 10 Essential Affirmations for Spicy Scorpio Season

    Love Can Happen this Week

    Venus is transiting into the loving sign of Libra this week, making it a great time for love, romance, and deepening relationships.

    Remember, sometimes ending something allows for the beginning of something new. And with the Sun in sultry Scorpio, people are certainly looking for connection right now.

    Keep in mind, the last quarter Moon on Sunday can make you feel like it’s “now-or-never.” but don’t be impulsive as it’s just a temporary tenseness.

    Overall, the week is relatively even-keeled energy that is building positive momentum. With Mars still retrograde, taking breaks to rest will help you manage your own personal energy moving forward.

    Planetary Locations During November 2 – November 8, 2020

    Sun: Scorpio (October 21, 2020 – November 20, 2020)

    Mercury: Libra (October 27, 2020 – November 10, 2020)

    Venus: Libra (October 27, 2020 – November 21, 2020)

    Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

    Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)

    Saturn: Capricorn (July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020)

    Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

    Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

    Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

    Daily Astrology Snapshots for November 2 – November 8, 2020

    Monday, November 2

    Sun: Scorpio – We are able to handle stress easier when the Sun is in this zodiac sign. This is helping us carry the load of 2020 with less strain. We also find deeper connections through conversation, studying, and investigating our own emotions at this time.

    Moon: Gemini – The very curious Gemini wants to know everything and be everywhere at once. Don’t take on more than you can actually handle and keep your news intake to a minimal.

    Tuesday, November 3

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Gemini

    Transit: Mercury stations direct in Libra – Mercury will now be in it’s stronger post-retrograde shadow phase until November 7th and its weaker post-shadow phase until November 19th.

    Communication will clear up and debates will happen until next Tuesday, November 10th when Mercury moves into Scorpio.

    Learn more about the Mercury retrograde shadow: What You Didn’t Know About the Pre-Shadow & Post-Shadow Periods of Mercury Retrograde

    Wednesday, November 4

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Gemini

    Thursday, November 5

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Cancer – Emotions are stronger when the Sun and Moon are in a Water sign and so is intuition. This is a day to go slow, let yourself experience your emotions, and try not to be reactive or defensive.

    Friday, November 6

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Cancer

    Aspect: Mercury in Libra (square) Saturn in Capricorn – There is pressure between our mind’s interests and our life’s responsibilities today. Instead of getting frustrated, spark conversations or ideas that can lead to innovation!

    Saturday, November 7

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Leo – A positive beam comes from the Moon today and tomorrow as extroverted Leo helps us pick ourselves up and see the bright side.

    Sunday, November 8

    Sun: Scorpio

    Moon: Leo

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    November 3rd wraps up the last Mercury retrograde of 2020, as the planet of information, language, organization, and communication stations direct in Libra, a Cardinal Air sign associated with harmony, beauty, and collaboration.

    Even though Mercury will be in a shadow period for a time, making it essential to continue to double- and triple-checking your messaging, contracts, and backups, for many, it will still be a relief to move away from the pressure of Mercury retrograde. And since this shift happens to coincide with an incredibly important date here in the United States, Election Day, it’s an excellent opportunity to dig deeper into this transit and see what wisdom and insights the tarot can offer on Mercury, Libra, and Scorpio season.

    Mercury in Libra tends to bring out our desire to see things from multiple viewpoints, encouraging us to carefully consider all of our options and collaborate with others on possible ways forward. And as beautiful and useful as those skills can be, sometimes with Libra, it can be challenging to allow our own voice to come forward, to honor our personal perspective in addition to listening to everyone else’s.

    Work to focus on the rational during this transit, letting your more logical and pragmatic mind seek truths and insights rather than letting your heart call all of the shots. Harness Libra’s soothing, gentle manner by offering yourself compassion and grace instead of forcing yourself to rush through decisions or challenges.

    What can you learn from your own viewpoints? How can you prioritize balance in your communication and decision-making habits? How are the truths that are being revealed during Scorpio season impacting your vision for the future?

    Mercury, Libra, & the Tarot

    In the Major Arcana, Mercury is associated with the archetype of the Magician, the first figure that the Fool meets as they begin their journey.

    Expressive, confident, and eager to move forward, the Magician gathers resources, dreams big, and allows their ideas and opportunities to expand endlessly. This figure helps the Fool take charge of their direction, urging them to let their imagination run wild, give voice to their needs, and look at all of the possible ways that they can make their ambitions come true.

    Similarly, Mercury encourages us to organize and brainstorm, gather information, and arrange our thoughts in ways that make them easy to share.

    When we look at the Magician next to Libra’s associated card of Justice, we see balanced expression, considered movement, and clear-eyed awareness of potential. Justice wants us to seek the truth, to prioritize what is fair and right, to protect the vulnerable, and make space for marginalized voices —. While the Magician’s boundless energy and enthusiasm are inspiring and exciting, sometimes it can get lost in Justice’s structure and objectivity.

    During this time, it’s important to balance ideas with implementation, move with grace and intention, not rush too quickly into anything permanent or irreversible. Big ideas can offer a great starting point, but how will they manifest and evolve when they’re in the tangible world?

    It’s also useful to remember that we have moved into Scorpio season and its archetype of Death, which brings opportunities for release, natural endings, and evolution. As fantasy and reality collide, as we work to stabilize big ideas and create systems to carry them forward, Scorpio asks us to do this work from a place of deep authenticity.

    Why is what you’re doing important? How does it resonate within you? What are you leaving behind, and how is that creating space for the new dreams that have captured your imagination?

    Mercury in Libra can sometimes feel frustrating or indecisive, but Scorpio urges reflection and awareness, patience, embracing mystery. What are you learning about yourself? How can you show yourself grace?

    You might also want to read: A Tarot Reading to See What the Rest of 2020 Holds

    Mercury Direct in Libra Tarot Spread

    Our spread for this transit offers the opportunity to dig into both Libra and Scorpio, pay attention to potential problem areas, and honor what is shifting and changing. To give you an idea of how to use your own deck for this spread, I’ve provided a brief sample reading below, using the Fountain Tarot.

    I know that the energy swirling around may feel heavy and confusing right now, as some difficult aspects and transits make an already challenging year feel even more complicated — but I hope that this spread helps you feel empowered to move in a direction that deeply resonates, to prioritize what matters, and to balance opposing energies with grace.

    Card One: An Obstacle

    Death

    As we’re moving through Scorpio season, Death serves as a reminder that something that was once important is now coming to an end: a dream, an idea, a relationship, a challenge.

    Whether this transition brings relief or grief, permanent changes are always significant and not to be rushed. Give yourself space and time to process all that is happening, and don’t judge yourself for the ways that your emotions shift and manifest right now. It’s possible that this ending may trip you up more than you realize, so grant yourself grace and acknowledge this conclusion for all that it is.

    Ultimately this will bring about positive change, but it may feel difficult in the moment.

    Card Two: A Place to Seek Balance

    9 of Swords

    What are you overthinking? Where are obsessive thoughts clouding your judgment or making it difficult for you to see reality for what it is?

    Channel Libra’s collaborative energy and don’t be afraid to ask for advice and support when you need it, to allow the people you trust and love to help you find a more authentic perspective. The 9 of Swords often appears when we are letting fear take over, so seek real truth instead of giving in to your darkest anxieties or doubts.

    Focus on balancing any spiraling thoughts with objective awareness, and be kind to yourself.

    Learn more about Tarot readings: The Top 5 Benefits of Tarot Readings

    Card Three: An Opportunity for Release

    The Devil

    When the Devil arrives, it’s a call to pay attention to how control shapes your choices.

    What are you clinging to with all of your might, afraid to lose? Where are you avoiding responsibility, hoping that someone else will step in and make a choice for you? Consider your relationship to power and the places where you might be being invited to loosen your grip. What desires or dreams are controlling you? How can you let some of that tension go and find ways to adapt and evolve within your ambitions?

    Card Four: A New Idea to Embrace

    7 of Coins

    Continuing with this reading theme, the 7 of Coins asks us to slow down and consider the progress that we’ve made, the direction that we’re moving, and the objective that we’re working towards.

    What is driving you? Where might you need to make adjustments or changes to reach your goals? So much has been accomplished, yet so much is left to do, so consider ways that you can be patient, stay focused, and continue building. If you’ve been rushing, work to be more present, to give your attention and magic to the work of the day instead of getting overwhelmed by all that is ahead.

    How is this sensation of gentle progress different than what you’ve been experiencing?

    This sample reading is consistent in its advice: to move slowly, to show ourselves kindness, to be patient and steady, to assess and consider. As Mercury stations direct in airy, harmony-seeking Libra in this season of Scorpio, make space for both endings and beginnings, for collaboration and personal goals, for balance and grace.

    How are you growing, and what are you allowing yourself to leave behind?

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    Indeed, what you do for a living doesn’t define you – in fact, and it’s only one aspect of who you are as an individual. However, your career is something that can provide happiness and fulfillment in your life when you learn to follow the beat of your unique heart!

    Each and every person is different, and different people flourish under different circumstances. And as a Water sign, there are certain jobs, positions, and career paths that will naturally encourage you to grow and become the person you have always been meant to be.

    Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces – follow their hearts in most situations, as their connection to their instincts is remarkably strong. You’re naturally intuitive, and your “sixth sense” is always filling you in on the hidden or unseen aspects of life – you may even be a little psychic! Your intuition tells you when something is right for you, and you’re most likely to blossom in a career that allows you to utilize these instincts.

    Creativity is another cornerstone of the signs ruled by the element of Water. You want to do something in life that allows you to express yourself and your emotions in an artistic manner. And frankly, the world deserves to see the beautiful art that you create.

    Water signs are sensitive to others’ moods, and you probably remember more than one occasion where someone else’s bad mood affected your own. Water signs need to be careful about who they surround themselves with because they’re so much more likely to take on the moods of those around them than other signs. Working in a hostile or depressing environment will feel nearly impossible to sustain for a sensitive Water sign.

    Let’s take a look at each Water sign, how they relate to the world around them, and what career path might bring them the most joy and happiness.

    You can also try out a free 3-card career Tarot reading to get guidance on what career decision to make next!

    Cancer: The Natural Nurturer

    Cancers are aware of the lasting impressions that feelings make, and they know that how you make someone feel is often the number one thing that they remember about you. You’re a compassionate, caring individual who wants to make sure everyone around you is as comfortable as possible – and your passion for taking care of others is palpable.

    Caring for and being nurturing towards others are not only actions that come naturally to you, but they are also actions that bring you a sense of fulfillment and peace. You are at your most comfortable when you’re practicing empathy for the world around you.

    You see, Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the astrological planet that rules over our feelings, emotions, and sense of empathy and compassion.

    Cancers also prefer to retreat into their shell when they feel uncomfortable or stressed out. When you’re having a bad day, you want to escape into your comfortable, cozy home and block the rest of the world out. You’ll have to work on putting yourself out there if you want your talents and skills to be acknowledged by others.

    Your greatest asset in any field or career path is your ability to make those around you feel comfortable and at-ease.

    You bring a certain sense of peace and tranquility to the workplace simply by sharing your comforting, soothing nature. You are in tune with the energies surrounding you and easily pick up on others’ moods, making it easier for you to read the room than most people.

    The only downside is that you need to watch your own moods, which can have their own swings from time to time – especially if you’re spending time near someone else who feels grouchy or grumpy.

    You must pick up cleansing habits that will allow you to let go of any emotions or energy you pick up from those around you, like meditation, crystal healing, and chakra work.

    Ideal Careers for Cancer

    Any career that allows you to care for others will align with your spirit, Cancer. Chef, nurse, doctor, social worker, or even a teaching position would be positions that you would thrive in.

    Did you know that your Life Path number holds the secret to your ideal career? Don’t forget to read: The Perfect Career for You, Based on Your Life Path Number

    Scorpio: The Curious Cat

    Scorpios are known for being mysterious, but they also love to get to the bottom of a good mystery themselves. Scorpios are curious and intense, and they love to probe. You won’t settle for surface answers or superficial conversations. You want to know the ins and outs of any situation that intrigues you.

    As a Scorpio, you want to know what makes the people around you tick, what they deeply believe in, and why. This may be due to your ruling planet, Pluto, a planet of transformation and depth. Pluto encourages you to follow the mysteries that excite you and put your inquisitive, curious mind to work.

    Pluto also contributes to your ambitious nature.

    While Water signs aren’t known as career-oriented go-getters, Scorpio is a sign that knows what it wants and knows how to go after it. And your confident, self-assured nature is primed to take you far in your chosen field. However, you must avoid becoming arrogant – which can easily be mistaken for confidence.

    Scorpios have an uncanny ability to keep their cool under pressure.

    You can maintain a calm exterior even when your insides are fuming with heat and anger. This is an advantage in any career field, as stress and upsets are bound to happen no matter what position you’re in. This trait also helps you keep your energy to yourself, adding to your personality’s mysterious qualities. No one will be able to guess what’s going on inside your head or your heart.

    Your determination, ambition, curiosity, and steady exterior come together to form an individual that knows how to get things done in the most efficient, beneficial manner – which your employers and colleagues will certainly thank you for.

    And, to top it all off, your personality is charming and magnetic, encouraging people to want to confide in you or bring certain projects your way. Your sincerity and honest nature will help you instill a sense of trustworthiness in others. And your ability to get to the bottom of any mystery makes you uniquely qualified for certain career paths.

    Ideal Careers for Scorpio

    Anything that allows you to indulge in your naturally inquisitive nature will bring you fulfillment and happiness. Private detective work, research or studying, politics, taxes, or forensic work will keep that curious mind occupied.

    Pisces: The Daring Dreamer

    Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, signaling the end of one cycle and ushering in a new era.

    Ruled by the compassionate and imaginative planet Neptune, Pisces are natural dreamers that can spend entire hours or even days with their heads in the clouds. Your imagination is vivid and intuitive, and your connection to otherworldly realms is intense.

    As a Water sign, you tend to go with the flow, but you also dream big, and your creativity is top-notch. You are likely drawn to many creative or artistic activities, like dancing, painting, singing, drawing, and everything in between. You’re also a natural healer with a keen ability to help others.

    Your intuitive sense may even border on psychic abilities or a sixth sense – and this ability to perceive the world around you from a mystical point of view is your secret weapon when it comes to your career. You notice things that others simply don’t, and this observation of your surroundings will help you pick up on unique and unforeseen opportunities.

    Pisces do tend to worry or fret, however, so it’s important that you learn to trust your intuition and trust in the wisdom of the Universe. Don’t worry if things aren’t quite going your way yet because you have the talent and the skills to turn things around and start turning your dreams into a reality.

    Amplifying your confidence and self-assurance is one of the easiest ways to help career pieces fall into place. You have the intuition, the creativity, and the passion for getting where you want to go – as long as you believe in yourself.

    You will have to push yourself past your comfort zone and be willing to take risks that might send butterflies flying around your stomach. Try to trust that these butterflies are an indication of something exciting to come.

    Are you a Fire sign? Don’t forget to check out: Essential Career Advice for the Fire Signs

    Ideal Careers for Pisces

    Engaging your creativity, imagination, and healing abilities will help you find your footing, Pisces. Healing work, like Reiki, or any work in the creative arts – singing, painting, dancing, running your own small business – will help you truly shine.

    Where Will Your Zodiac Sign Take You?

    Allowing your zodiac sign to help guide you toward the right career is easy once you begin to understand more about that sign, especially when you uncover your sign’s ruling element’s secrets and how it influences your personality style.

    However, it is important to remember that your Sun sign is only one aspect of the astrological map of you. If you want to know even more about your natal chart and your ideal career path, try talking to an experienced astrologer and asking for a personalized reading! You can also look at your own free birth chart to see what your dominant sign might be.

    While your career is only one facet of who you are, being in a position that brings you joy and fulfillment will help you blossom into the person you’re meant to become. If you love what you do, it will be easier than ever to attract more abundance, success, and joy into your life than ever before.

    Get to know who you are to learn more about how you can change the world through your work, in your own unique way!

    Learn more about how astrology relates to your career path: Career Astrology: Using the 2nd, 6th, & 10th Houses

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    As we delve deeper into Esoteric Astrology (or Soul Astrology, as it is also known), we explore the enigmatic and mysterious sign of Scorpio.

    Some astrologers believe that a soul that chooses to incarnate as Scorpio rising has chosen one of the most difficult soul paths. Others believe that Scorpio Rising is the only Rising sign that can transform an individual’s entire destiny, such as the tremendous power of this sign.

    But why is this? What is it about the Scorpio Ascendant that makes it such a difficult and challenging sign?

    Let’s discuss Scorpio Rising as it relates to Esoteric Astrology.

    You can also learn more about Scorpio Rising as it relates to Western Astrology: Scorpio Rising: The Battle of Soul vs. Ego

    The Fourth Ray of Harmony Through Conflict

    All of the Rising signs in Soul Astrology are represented by one of the Seven Rays. Each of these rays is like the “blueprint” for the soul, determining each soul’s general purpose when it incarnates on Earth.

    Scorpio Rising is represented by the Fourth Ray of Harmony Through Conflict.

    This is a difficult ray that forces Scorpio Rising to face the darkness within themselves. In essence, it is seeking peace through war. Imagine crawling through a tunnel filled with monsters, poisonous plants, rats, and spikes that threaten to pierce your skin.

    You crawl through this tunnel for years, until one day you come to the light at the end of it. You are not without your scratches and wounds from the spikes, nor bites from the rats, or scars from battles with the monsters; but you have found your way into the light and, what’s more, during your time in the tunnel, you have learned a lot about the monsters and other dangers which you can now take with you into the light, knowledge which might be able to assist others who are going through their own traumatic tunnel journey.

    That is the life of the Scorpio Rising.

    Hence, you will very rarely come across someone with this ascendant who has had an easy life. The Fourth Ray embodies the shadow side, the dark aspects of ourselves, which may be hidden or taboo, which generate intense negative emotions or situations. Such emotions include jealousy, anger, depression, pride, envy, vindictiveness, and so forth.

    Scorpio is also the sign representing the genitalia area of the human body and is therefore associated with sex. For a Scorpio Rising, challenges presented in the sexual dimension can include taboos that the individual may have to wrestle with.

    No matter what the emotion or situation may be, the goal of Scorpio Rising is to face the darkness within, acknowledge it, understand it, and then ultimately transform it. Once they have achieved this, they can face the darkness in others and across the wider world, bringing it into the open and then transforming it into the light.

    What Are the Qualities of Scorpio Rising?

    Scorpio Rising share the same qualities as Scorpio Sun, but they will be more apparent to the observer because the Rising sign is the image we show to the world. It governs our appearance, how we come across, how we react to things, and it is essentially the mask we show to others.

    In Soul Astrology, however, the Rising sign is not just the mask but also the embodiment of the soul.

    So what are some of the qualities of a Scorpio Rising?

    An Interest in the Occult, Sex & Death

    Scorpio Rising will naturally be interested in all the things that dwell within the 8th house, the sign that Scorpio rules over. There may be an interest in magic and the occult, a fascination with sex, and a desire to investigate further; there may also be a strong preoccupation with death.

    Want to learn more? Read this next: The Intuitive Houses: How the 4th, 8th & 12th Houses Affect You

    Extremely Intense

    Scorpio Rising is very intense! This is a sign that causes people to feel uneasy or fascinated when they come across them for the first time.

    This ascendant exudes a powerful and magnetic energy. In Soul Astrology, it is governed by Mars, the planet of war. People may feel uneasy in their company because Scorpio Rising can penetrate below the surface and get beyond the façade that others may be showing.

    Penetrating Gaze

    One way to tell if you’re dealing with a Scorpio Rising is the eyes. No matter what shape or color, this ascendant’s eyes will always be intense and penetrating. It will be as though they are looking right through you into the depths of your very soul.

    High Sex Appeal

    As Scorpio represents the sexual organs, it is natural that these individuals tend to have strong sex appeal. This is irrespective of their physical appearance. Scorpio Rising will exude strong sexual energy, and it will be apparent to others, who will sometimes be mystified as to what exactly it is they find so attractive about them!

    Jealous Tendencies

    This is common with this Rising Sign. Scorpio is a typically jealous sign, and the Scorpio Ascendant will go through regular ongoing experiences that force them to wrestle with this emotion.

    The key to Scorpio Rising is to surrender to the emotions that threaten to overwhelm them.

    Only by surrendering to them can they claim victory over them. This does not mean surrender as in, “I am going to give up on my life and just accept I am a jealous person.” It means letting go of negativity and surrendering yourself to a Higher power that exists within you. It is submission to something greater and stronger than your own human, personal desire.

    Sensitive & Perceptive

    Scorpio Rising is extremely sensitive and perceptive. As a Water sign, it is naturally sensitive and can sense the emotional undercurrents of people or situations it finds itself in.

    The perception of Scorpio Rising is powerful. This Rising Sign will see beyond the superficial and get straight to the heart of the matter.

    The Soul Battles in Two Signs

    It is believed in Esoteric Astrology that the soul does battle in two signs: Leo and Scorpio. In Leo, the battle is for the personality. In Scorpio, the battle is for the soul.

    They experience life as a series of challenges and obstacles, where the ego and soul battle it out until, at last, the ego submits to the higher authority of the soul, and the transformation is complete. From there, Scorpio Rising is able to use their gifts for the greater good, transforming the lives of those around them and the life of the world, sometimes on a phenomenal scale.

    The life of Scorpio Rising may not be an easy one, but it is undoubtedly rewarding, provided this soul does not lose itself in the process to the whims and desires of the ego. It is the Scorpio Ascendant that dares to go into dark places where others do not. There are some who believe that a soul that chooses a Scorpio path has chosen a path of accelerated soul growth.

    If you are a Scorpio Rising or know someone who is, then take heart.

    Life may seem like one long battle, but this is a world that needs warriors like you. Though sometimes misunderstood by others and conflicted within, there is a beauty to Scorpio Rising, which truly does make this world a better place.

    Related article: Esoteric Astrology: The Soul Astrology You Need

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    In need of some great news? The 2020 Capricorn stellium is almost over! We’re here to help you navigate and harness this powerful energy as we move towards the home stretch.

    This 2020 stellium has made it a year for the record books, and we’re almost through. But, it’s not done fully just yet!

    It ends when Jupiter and Saturn both move into Aquarius, Saturn first on December 17th and then Jupiter on December 19th. The middle of December is when it all comes to a close.

    Pluto has been in Capricorn for about a decade, and Saturn has been in Capricorn since late 2017. Jupiter entered Capricorn December 2019, starting the Capricorn stellium.

    Meanwhile, we still have just over a month left to deal with the Capricorn stellium. If you were wise and paid a lot of attention, this year may not have been bad for you at all, and you created something that could end up lasting for years, decades, or the rest of your life.

    Why?

    Because the Capricorn stellium is monumental energy that doesn’t come along very often (it’s been about 30 years since the last Capricorn stellium with the major planets, and about 40 years since the last stellium with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto). Big energy like this gives you the opportunity to do something incredibly impactful with your life, and we should feel ambitious enough to do so with Capricorn.

    If you haven’t been able to do that this year, you don’t have to miss out on the energy. There’s still time left, and for all of us, that means there is still time to turn this year into an unforgettable one for the right reasons!

    A Little on the Stellium in Capricorn 2020

    A stellium is when three or more planets are together in the same zodiac sign. This can happen fairly often with the faster planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), so those usually aren’t as impactful (except in the natal chart).

    The slower planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) take longer to go through the signs, so three of them aren’t in the same sign very often. The last Capricorn stellium was about 30 years ago involving Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

    This current Capricorn 2020 stellium involves Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. The last time this trio was in the same sign was about 40 years ago (in Libra).

    Natal Capricorn Stelliums

    A stellium in the birth chart is something that channels a lot of energy, and can play an important role in your life and personality. Success is often found through your natal stellium, but it can be difficult to get control over (especially in youth) until you have an understanding of what it requires of you.

    If you were born with a Capricorn stellium, you’re someone who really needs to focus on your goals and pursue your ambitions. You need to have a solid direction, good self-discipline, and reach heights in some way.

    The Capricorn stellium man is likely highly ambitious, but this can come at a price to your personal life. Finding balance between the personal and professional is a lesson that has to be learned.

    The Capricorn stellium female can achieve a lot in life, and can be seen as very respectable, but may also suffer from detachment in relationships. Turn more inward and connect more emotionally.

    The 2020 Capricorn Stellium Aspects & in the Houses

    When there’s a current stellium involving the slower planets, this is huge energy for everyone.

    They are power players when it comes to what is happening in our lives in the present moment. Because they move slower, their impact lasts for a couple of weeks (Jupiter) to a couple of years (Pluto).

    How exactly this impacts you personally depends on what it’s doing to your own birth chart. If the Capricorn stellium was making beneficial aspects for you (sextiles and trines), this has likely been easier energy for you to manage and make positive.

    These occurred with points between 22 and 27 degrees of Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces.

    If the Capricorn stellium was making challenging aspects for you (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions), then this has probably been a rough year where you’ve had many obstacles to overcome and difficulties to face. But, it’s even more important for you to make major transformations in your life and set yourself up long-term.

    These occurred with points between 22 and 27 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

    Not too sure what any of this means? Don’t panic! Check out: Sextiles, Trines & Squares, Oh My! A Guide to the Planetary Aspects

    The most common impact is on the houses in your natal chart. Where does 22 to 27 degrees Capricorn fall in your houses? It’s likely to be the one that falls in Capricorn (but for some, may be the one in Sagittarius). Use the free birth chart generator to find your houses right now!

    Let’s go over the general impact on the houses with this 2020 stellium:

    1st House Capricorn Stellium (Capricorn Rising)

    This has been a huge year for you!

    You should be transforming in so many ways, pushing for huge changes in your life, and feeling the start of something completely new. Not just a new cycle, almost more like a whole new life and whole new you!

    2nd House Capricorn Stellium (Sagittarius Rising)

    Your values, what you feel is worth something, and what makes you feel confident and secure has likely been the focus this year.

    It may have seemed like some things were turned upside-down in your life, but it’s given you a better sense of what is important to you.

    3rd House Capricorn Stellium (Scorpio Rising)

    How you express yourself has likely been the focus this year, and you may have worked to be more understood and listened to.

    You might’ve had to assert yourself more and develop more confidence in your ability to speak up, and this helps you to be even more confident moving forward.

    4th House Capricorn Stellium (Libra Rising)

    Tackling emotional matters and addressing issues at home has likely been the focus for this year.

    You’ve probably had to deal with some things that you would rather not, but you should emerge much stronger emotionally and better able to manage whatever you go through.

    The Tarot can help you work through deep emotions: 4-Card Tarot Spread for Facing Your Emotions

    5th House Capricorn Stellium (Virgo Rising)

    This year has likely focused on your heart, and made you confront love issues and release love baggage.

    Inspiration and affection may have dwindled at times, but as you become more secure in who and what you love and more connected to your heart, it can return tenfold.

    6th House Capricorn Stellium (Leo Rising)

    This may have been an especially stressful year for you, and you’ve likely taken on a lot of projects, had to manage more in your daily life, or had health matters to deal with.

    Being a better manager of what’s on your schedule and having a healthy outlet for stress is something you should end the year with.

    7th House Capricorn Stellium (Cancer Rising)

    Relationships have likely been the big focus for you this year, and you’ve probably seen some people removed from your life (whether by their choice or yours).

    It might’ve seemed like a lonely year at times, like everyone was being purged from your life, but you’re hopefully getting clearer about what you want, expect, and most importantly, deserve, from others.

    Feeling down? Try reading: How to Get Through a Breakup, Based on Your Astrological Element

    8th House Capricorn Stellium (Gemini Rising)

    Capricorn had a hard year, but yours may have been harder with the 8th house, and this year has brought out some darker demons and long-standing issues you’ve been avoiding.

    A major transformation has been required of you, and it may have been terrifying at times, but it helps you emerge as someone so strong, so powerful, and so formidable.

    9th House Capricorn Stellium (Taurus Rising)

    Your beliefs may have been targeted this year, and you’ve had to figure out which you’re truly passionate about and adhere to, and which don’t serve you anymore.

    Outdated beliefs can go away, and this makes room for expansive beliefs that are true to who you are now.

    10th House Capricorn Stellium (Aries Rising)

    If you’d done things right leading up to this year, you’ve probably had your biggest year to date, and accomplished some major goals. But if you hadn’t, you may have questioned everything, felt like a failure, and had more responsibilities than you could manage.

    This year is absolutely about getting you on the right track and going about your business in the right way, for the right reasons.

    11th House Capricorn Stellium (Pisces Rising)

    Getting serious about your future has likely been a big focus this year, and you’ve become more realistic about what’s possible, but this might have caused you to give up on something that you truly love.

    Think about whether or not it’s something you should work on again, and restore hope.

    12th House Capricorn Stellium (Aquarius Rising)

    This year has likely been one that was quiet on the surface, but big things were happening underneath it all that hasn’t gotten much external attention (even by you!).

    Major baggage, past drama, karmic patterns, and subconscious issues have all been more important, and likely came to your attention in ways you weren’t consciously aware of at the time.

    A 5-Point Checklist for the Remainder of the Capricorn Stellium in 2020

    So, with just one month or so to go, what can you do with the energy that remains from this Capricorn stellium to make it favorable for you? Here are 5 points you can try to hit:

    1. Get Clear on Your Direction for the Future

    Capricorn rules the path your life is taking, the direction that you’re going in, so this is an excellent time to get clear about where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Work on your long-term plans and get serious about the goals you want for yourself not just for now, but for a long time to come.

    Jupiter and Saturn both move into Aquarius in mid-December, and Aquarius is the sign of the future. That makes this an important time to think about setting yourself up for your future.

    2. Tweak Your Plans to Be More Practical & Be Open to Adjustments

    Capricorn also rules long-term plans, so take a step back and assess the plans you have or need to work on. What changes can be made? What little tweaks could be beneficial?

    Capricorn is a highly practical Earth sign, so you can work on your plans with a realistic approach. You may have a better understanding of just what you’re capable of, and how to maximize your abilities.

    The upcoming sign change to Aquarius brings change energy (since Aquarius rules change), hence needing to keep your plans open to adjustment. Leave room for flexibility so you’re not completely derailed when something unexpected occurs.

    3. Work Within Limitations by Thinking Outside of the Box

    The natural ruling planet for Capricorn is Saturn, who is restrictive and limiting. This year may have felt extra challenging because of that, and we were held back in ways that were a challenge to overcome.

    Instead of bashing yourself against the limitations of your life, think creatively and outside of the box to come up with ways to work within your limitations. Doing so can unlock opportunities that you didn’t realize had been there all along.

    This also helps prepare you for the movement to Aquarius since Aquarius loves the unconventional. Start embracing it!

    4. Take Responsibility for Anything You’ve Done Wrong & Fix it

    Saturn is the planet that rules responsibility, so now would be a good time to look back at what has transpired over the last year and see what you’ve done wrong. Take responsibility for that now.

    This does NOT mean to be overly hard on yourself, to blame yourself for things you shouldn’t, or to have a pity party. The point is to recognize where you can improve and then do it.

    You have to do so in a responsible, ethical, considerate way. Do things the right way and for the right reasons, and this energy can work for you in a flash.

    5. Pick Up Whatever You’ve Put on Hold

    With challenges to work through, it’s easy to just put your goals aside and ignore them, but you don’t want to do that. Revisit those goals and find the ones you’re really passionate about to give another shot.

    Just because you encountered difficulties, that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to give up. Be real with yourself and what your motivations are.

    If it’s something you’re truly invested in, give it another go!

    The last couple of months have likely been a road block for many of us thanks to the Mercury and Mars retrogrades, but Mercury is moving forward again as of a few days ago, and Mars goes back to normal motion in a week. This frees all of us up to make better use of the energy available to us.

    It can be a lot easier to do something positive with the Capricorn stellium over the next month, so get going! You got this.

    Related article: Jupiter & Pluto in Capricorn: Uncover the Secrets to Success

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